Creating Money to Fund Social Security

In two recent columns, I discussed two reasons not to worry about the possibility of “defunding” Social Security. First was the unlikelihood of Congress and the President ending Social Security payroll taxes. Second was the option for Congress to fund...

Funding Social Security Without Payroll Taxes

Last week I pointed out the strong improbability of Social Security failing despite President Trump’s promise to support eliminating the payroll taxes that fund it. Accomplishing this would require not only his reelection, but also Republicans retaining control...

Making Sense Of Confusing Stock Market Behavior

Watch this video on YouTube One of the most asked questions I get is, “Why is the stock market going up when the economy continues to get worse? This makes no logical sense.” More workers file for unemployment every week. Over 20% of our workforce is...

National Debt and Making More Money

Watch this video on YouTube Are you concerned about the exploding national debt brought about by the $2.2 trillion CARES relief spending bill and the new $3 trillion spending bill just passed by the House? If so, you are in great company. However, the increase in the...

PPP Loans and Public Shaming

Watch this video on YouTube On March 27, the US Congress approved a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill intended to inject money into the economy to help the millions of workers and small businesses devastated by COVID-19 closures. The CARES Act provided for $350 billion for...

Buying or Selling Your Home in COVID-19 Economic Uncertainty

Watch this video on YouTube Suppose that you retired last year, you’re ready to downsize or move to a warmer climate, and you have been getting your house ready to sell. Or suppose you recently made a career move that includes relocating to a different part of...